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Singh in 2018
|Leader of the New Democratic Party|
October 1, 2017
|Preceded by||Tom Mulcair|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Burnaby South
March 17, 2019
|Preceded by||Kennedy Stewart|
|Deputy Leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party|
April 20, 2015 – May 16, 2017
|Preceded by||Marilyn Churley|
|Succeeded by||Sara Singh
|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
October 6, 2011 – October 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Kuldip Kular|
|Succeeded by||Riding dissolved|
Jagmeet Singh Jimmy Dhaliwal
January 2, 1979
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
|Political party||New Democratic|
|Ontario New Democratic|
Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu (m. 2018)
|Relatives||Gurratan Singh (brother)|
|Residence||Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada|
|Alma mater||University of Western Ontario (BSc)
York University (LLB)
Jagmeet Singh Dhaliwal MP (born January 2, 1979) is a Canadian politician and lawyer. He is the leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada right now. He became the leader in 2017. He used to be a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2011 to 2017. He represented the electoral district of Bramalea—Gore—Malton.
After the leadership election, he became the first person of a visible minority to become the permanent leader of a major federal political party.
Jagmeet Singh was born on January 2, 1979 in Scarborough, Ontario. His parents were Harmeet Kaur and Jagtaran Singh, who both came from the state of Punjab in India. He started his career as a criminal defense lawyer.
Singh announced he would run for leadership of the federal New Democratic Party of Canada to replace Tom Mulcair which he won. He did not have a seat in the House of Commons until March 2019. This was when he won a seat in Burnaby South, British Columbia in a by-election.
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